Seagate Expansion 4TB + a £5 Argos Voucher £84.99 @ Argos
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Seagate Expansion 4TB + a £5 Argos Voucher £84.99 @ Argos

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Found 3rd Jun 2016
Back at this fab price

Might pick one of these up!

Moved to computers and heat added, lol.
- mixmixi

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Very nice price op, heat added

Original Poster

Very nice price op, heat added


Thanks sradmad, go and enjoy the sun

Great price.

How long before ... "I saw it half that price in ..."?

Voted hot as this is a good price. Personally I'm always a bit wary of HDs this big , all my eggs in one basket type thing I suppose if you have other backups its good but should probably do that anyway.
Edited by: "philb100" 3rd Jun 2016

Note this isn't the portable version, it's desktop with power brick

I would avoid the McAfee add on offer though. Always made my PC slower!

Good spot op.. hope ťhis doesn't beat the hot sun

I saw it half that price in... nowhere!

Ordered cheers

Great, thanks

I already have a 4tb drive that has two 2tb hdds inside it. I use one to store stuff and the other as the backup. Can a similar configuration be done on this? Thanks.

Is this the one that you can prise the drive out of and it's just a standard sata internal drive?

I already have a 4tb drive that has two 2tb hdds inside it. I use one to … I already have a 4tb drive that has two 2tb hdds inside it. I use one to store stuff and the other as the backup. Can a similar configuration be done on this? Thanks.



Yeah, you just have to create two partitions on the disk.

Yeah, you just have to create two partitions on the disk.



X)

Worst backup advice ever.

Ffs I bought this for £89.99 with no free £5 voucher -.-

X)Worst backup advice ever.



Mybad, if he's just backing up the store drive to the backup drive then a raid 1 enclosure would be best.

meherenow

Is this the one that you can prise the drive out of and it's just a … Is this the one that you can prise the drive out of and it's just a standard sata internal drive?



All of the desktop USB drives have a standard SATA drives inside including this one. The best deal was the WD 4TB for £70 on Amazon yesterday which contains a WD blue drive (the new green).

Mybad, if he's just backing up the store drive to the backup drive then a … Mybad, if he's just backing up the store drive to the backup drive then a raid 1 enclosure would be best.



To be fair, I was also replying to the original comment. Reading it again it seems like they have a 4TB drive split into 2 x 2TB. One half for 'backups'. For obvious reasons, not really a good idea.

Yeah, you just have to create two partitions on the disk.



hope your joking with that statement

topss

To be fair, I was also replying to the original comment. Reading it again … To be fair, I was also replying to the original comment. Reading it again it seems like they have a 4TB drive split into 2 x 2TB. One half for 'backups'. For obvious reasons, not really a good idea.



​My current 4tb enclosure has 2x2tb drives. Wouldn't creating two partitions on this cause all data loss if the drive failed?

4tb would be a lot of information to lose.

​My current 4tb enclosure has 2x2tb drives. Wouldn't creating two p … ​My current 4tb enclosure has 2x2tb drives. Wouldn't creating two partitions on this cause all data loss if the drive failed?4tb would be a lot of information to lose.




Ok if your current setup is actually two physically separate drives, then thats good. If it's one 4TB drive split into two, then not a good idea if you're using one half for backups. Same with this 4TB drive. However many partitions you have, if the drive fails, you stand to lose them all.

Never rely on a separate partition for backups.

If you're looking for more storage (from 2 x 2TB) and to replicate the two physically independent drive/backup solution, you will need 2 of the drives in this deal.
Edited by: "topss" 3rd Jun 2016

All of the desktop USB drives have a standard SATA drives inside … All of the desktop USB drives have a standard SATA drives inside including this one. The best deal was the WD 4TB for £70 on Amazon yesterday which contains a WD blue drive (the new green).



I had to install a modern sata card (PCIE) in my PC (fiver from eBay), as my old PC bios couldn't recognise the capacity of these drives correctly when plugged into the sata on the motherboard. Huge improvement in performance from the USB connection too.
Edited by: "Sphere" 3rd Jun 2016

​My current 4tb enclosure has 2x2tb drives. Wouldn't creating two p … ​My current 4tb enclosure has 2x2tb drives. Wouldn't creating two partitions on this cause all data loss if the drive failed?4tb would be a lot of information to lose.



Are you backing up the first drive to the second?

hope your joking with that statement



Nah, just got the wrong end of the stick.

hope your joking with that statement


YOU'RE joking.

YOU'RE joking.



get a grip you numpty.

get a grip you numpty.


You'll thank me one day.

You'll thank me one day.



I think not

I think not


Lol

I think not


, therefore I am not? oO

nice, ordered!

All of the desktop USB drives have a standard SATA drives inside … All of the desktop USB drives have a standard SATA drives inside including this one. The best deal was the WD 4TB for £70 on Amazon yesterday which contains a WD blue drive (the new green).


Where can I find that deal? And what is a blue/green drive?

How do you get the £5 voucher? I can't see that anywhere.

How do you get the £5 voucher? I can't see that anywhere.



Let me google it for you. Here it is!

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The voucher code will appear on your order acknowledgement email. To redeem your online voucher code, simply enter a code in the promotion voucher code box on the payment details page when placing your order on Argos.co.uk between the redemption dates specified. You can use multiple voucher codes in a single transaction.

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Edited by: "topazz" 3rd Jun 2016

, therefore I am not? oO



??

zebrum

All of the desktop USB drives have a standard SATA drives inside … All of the desktop USB drives have a standard SATA drives inside including this one. The best deal was the WD 4TB for £70 on Amazon yesterday which contains a WD blue drive (the new green).



Yes, where can we find this deal and more to the point why not post it on here?

Voted hot as this is a good price. Personally I'm always a bit wary of … Voted hot as this is a good price. Personally I'm always a bit wary of HDs this big , all my eggs in one basket type thing I suppose if you have other backups its good but should probably do that anyway.



I mean it has its uses, I am after a portable drive about this big though, as I have a NAS at home (which I only use for local streaming as my net is terrible) and have one portable disk which I carry around if I go somewhere, currently actually 2TB+1TB but they are getting full and would love to have a single disk instead.

I agree I would never have only a 4TB drive and no backups of it.

Ffs I bought this for £89.99 with no free £5 voucher -.-



Aww that's terrible mate what you going to do having paid a fiver more. Do you want a HUKD campaign to fight for justice?

I have both a 4TB and 5TB Seagate drive and they are used to back up Photos that are on main PC and duplicated off site on the other HDD so 3 copies.

Cover all your bases. HDD's now are good but they can still just go bang and die and I still see so many people losing masses of data because they don't back up.

Tempted to buy another but I also have several 1 and 2tb externals already that I should probably make use of first.

4TB + Seagate brand = Scary

NICE!. :-)
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